My five blogs series is back again babes and this time I’m focusing on glorious food blogs! Now I’m not sure about you – although I can assume so since you are reading this post – but I am a total food lover, and whilst I may not be an amazing cook by any means I still like to browse online and be inspired by the countless mouth-watering recipes, healthy and not-so-healthy.
I’m not sure if I have really spoken about this on my blog before but it’s very important to me this year that I change my relationship with food. In 2015 I went through a really dark time – physically and mentally – with many relationship issues, family issues and self-esteem issues which lead me to begin my unhealthy relationship with food. I would ‘treat’ myself with take out and junk food to try to cheer myself up and make me feel better when in fact it made me feel worse, and of course the worse that I felt about myself the more often I would eat.
Thankfully my mindset has changed a lot since then and I’m in a much better place now, however my relationship with food even though it is much better than what it was, is still a VERY unhealthy and toxic one. I go through periods of trying to cut take out of my lifestyle and highly processed foods out of my life but 5 weeks later I will find myself binge eating it all again *siggggggghh*.
Recently, I have been turning to food blogs to help inspire me and keep me motivated. I’m not looking to go on a diet but to change this mindset and mental connection that I have with food and to develop a healthy relationship with it and these blogs have been one of the first parts in motivating me and helping me do this with countless recipes and meals that make me so excited to begin this journey to a healthier, better me!
Fit Foodie Finds (here)
Fit Foodie Finds has been my internet browser homepage since around April of 2017. The food looks delicious, and every single recipe that I have made from there has turned out to perfection! I also love that with each recipe she breaks down the calories too, because a lot of blogs don’t tend to do that and as someone who has no clue how to work calories out it is super helpful!
Half Baked Harvest (here)
Having come from a large family, Teighan from Half Baked Harvest very quickly fell in love with the art of creating and cooking delicious meals with whole foods for her whole family. Often inspired by the places she loves and people she knows Teighan’s recipes look darn delicious and like a pinterest lovers dreaaaaaaam!! These Baked Brie & Prosciutto rolls are 100% making an appearance at the next dinner I host! Her blog posts have a way of making you feel like you are chatting with a girlfriend in the middle of your kitchen every single time, which really sets her apart from some other food blogs out there.
Love & Lemons! (here)
Chicago based babe Jeanine is consistently delivering amazing recipes that have me asking myself ‘omg, why didn’t I think of that!!’ like her latest No Noodle Sweet Potato & Sage Lasagna dish which I think could even fool my ʼvegies are yuck’ boyfriend!
Eat yourself skinny (here)
Personally I’m one of those people who shudders at the term ‘skinny’ so the name of this blog – whilst I’m sure is appealing to others – isn’t really my cup of tea and would normally put me off reading it but I’ll happily make an exception for Kelly’s blog! Promoting healthy eating and a healthy mindset, Eat Yourself Skinny is all about “embracing a healthy lifestyle, but enjoying a piece of chocolate every now and then”.
The layout of the blog is so incredibly easy to navigate and Kelly has even categorised her meals so it is even easier to find one that fits your diet type (Gluten free, dairy free, low carb, clean eating, vegetarian, vegan and paleo etc), meal type (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts & beverages) AND EVEN BY WEIGHT WATCHER POINTS! I mean, come onnnnnnnnnnnn this blog is ridic!
The Minimalist Baker (here)
Possibly the biggest excuse that I find myself coming out with when I don’t want to cook is that “I don’t have the time/I can’t be bothered/this looks to complicated” so stumbling upon this blog was the best thing that could have happened to me! The minimalist baker’s mission is to deliver delicious recipes that require 10 ingredients or less, one bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare which is an absolute dream for
lazy time-conscious people out there like moi who want simple, no-fuss meals that I can whip up in no time!
It also may be worth pointing out that the Minimalist Baker does not do any sponsored content whatsoever – so even though I personally don’t mind seeing sponsored content on blogs, you can read each recipe and know 100% that what has been written is completely honest and trustworthy. So this would definitely be a pro for some blog readers out there.
Don’t forget to let me know of any amazing blogs that you would like to see featured in my five blogs series! What are your favourite food blogs at the moment, let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,
Love, Angela xx.